Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will defend his title on the May 19 Strikeforce card and it will not be against Josh Thomson. Melendez will be looking to extend his six fight win streak. According to MiddleEasy, Melendez knows who his opponent is but cannot reveal it yet.
A likely opponent for Melendez could be Pat Healy. Healy has won four straight and was more impressive in his victory over Caros Fodor at Strikeforce: “Tate vs. Rousey” than Josh Thomson was in his victory over KJ Noons.
The May 19 card is expected to be headlined by the heavyweight grand prix final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier. A lightweight title fight would make a fitting co-headlining fight for the unnamed May card.